Horse Training Aids

Surcingle, Professional Neoprene Surcingles for...
Surcingle, Professional Neoprene Surcingles for Ground Driving horsesThe best heavy-weight neoprene training surcingle. Neoprene has UV protectors for greater durability. Closed cell for better fit and no slip, ensuring that...
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ProAm Leather Draw Rein with...
ProAm Leather Draw Rein with snap off girth loop.Size: PonyColor: Brown
Regular price $59.95
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Legacy Premium Leather Elastic Side...
Legacy Premium Leather Elastic Side ReinsHavana leather side reins with durable elastic, that allows some flexibility while lunging. These reins are great for teaching your horse the right posture for...
Regular price $50.89
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Legacy DeGogueThis item is used...
Legacy DeGogueThis item is used for training and is very popular in Europe. The purpose of the DeGogue is to encourage the horse to raise the neck, free the shoulders...
Regular price $49.99
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What great quality the Tory...
What great quality the Tory Leather line of products is. As always made is the USA. These side reins are made with English bridle leather with solid brass hardware. These...
$44.95
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle. Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
Regular price $39.35
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Lunge Line for dressage trainingThis...
Lunge Line for dressage trainingThis is a metered 3 colored lunge line, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m, has a brass snap and rubber stop. Allows you to determine the...
Regular price $38.19
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle.Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need in...
$37.99
$37.99
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Exselle®  Hand Made Jockey Bat...
Exselle®  Hand Made Jockey Bat by CountyCovered Fiberglass Bat with Tape HandleHand made in England for Exselle with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what...
Regular price $36.99
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle.Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle. Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
Regular price $32.99
Regular price $32.99
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Driving Whip This Driving (Gig)...
Driving Whip This Driving (Gig) Whip has a white handle and white lash. The shaft is black. SHIPPING IS FOB, FREIGHT WILL BE ADDED AS THE TIME OF SHIPMENT
Regular price $31.09
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Jockey BatRubber grip. Shaft features...
Jockey BatRubber grip. Shaft features Lime Green and Black spiral. Patten leather popper.Length: Overall 25"
Regular price $26.99
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Poly Lunge Line with ChainLunge...
Poly Lunge Line with ChainLunge line with big rubber dough nut at the end. This great rubber stopper keeps the line from slipping out of your hands. A great thing...
Regular price $24.99
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Superflex Whip 60 inchMade in...
Superflex Whip 60 inchMade in the USA
Regular price $23.96
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Jockey BatNice weight. Tapered rubber...
Jockey BatNice weight. Tapered rubber grip. Shaft features pink and Black spiral. Patten leather popper.Length: Overall 24"
Regular price $21.39
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Equestrian Riding WhipNice dressage whip...
Equestrian Riding WhipNice dressage whip that comes with a comfortable gel handle.Size: 39 InchesColor: Blue  
Regular price $19.99
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Lunge Line with Rubber StopperPoly...
Lunge Line with Rubber StopperPoly Lunge Line 25 feet with big rubber doughnut at the end. This great rubber stopper keeps the line from slipping out of your hands; a...
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Cotton Lunge RopeLunging Line in...
Cotton Lunge RopeLunging Line in Sturdy Cotton RopeHere is a staple for every barn, the white rope lunge line. The rope lunge line is 25 foot long and has a...
Regular price $19.50
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Equestrian Riding WhipNice dressage whip...
Equestrian Riding WhipNice dressage whip that comes with a comfortable gel handle.Size: 39 InchesColor: Pink 
Regular price $19.19
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Training StickHere is a training...
Training StickHere is a training stick and whip in one. This stick has a removable drop so you can use just the stick portion only when necessary. This training stick...
Regular price $18.79
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Jockey BatRubber grip handle.Color: BlackOverall...
Jockey BatRubber grip handle.Color: BlackOverall length 25"
Regular price $18.39
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Equestrian Dressage WhipOne of the...
Equestrian Dressage WhipOne of the newer designs of dressage whips. The comfortable gel handle has been very popular..Size: 39 Inches Color: BlackDressage whips are an artificial aid that assists the...
Regular price $18.20
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Dressage WhipGel Handle 47" crop.Color:...
Dressage WhipGel Handle 47" crop.Color: Black
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Horse Training Aids

When riding, equestrians rely mainly on their natural aids to communicate with and train their horse. Natural aids include the legs, seat and hands. 

Sometimes, though, riders might need a little extra help to ensure the horse understands the commands — that's where horse training aids, also referred to as artificial training aids, come into play. From bits to whips or crops, these types of aids can help riders communicate with their horse and perform training in forward or lateral movements.

Different Types of Horse Training Aids

Common horse training aids include:

  • Cavesson: A cavesson allows riders to do groundwork and gymnastics without using a bit. With the different ring options, riders can easily work on bending and softening their horse. 
  • Chambon/Neck stretcher: For horses that tend to move with their head high and their back hollow, a chambon or neck stretcher can encourage them to move in a long and low frame. These training aids apply gentle pressure at the poll to encourage the horse to stretch down.
  • Crops and lunge whips: Crops and whips can be used for riding and groundwork. There are various styles and lengths for disciplines ranging from dressage to jumping. 
  • Draw reins: Draw reins encourage the horse to work in a frame by maintaining contact with the bit when riding.
  • Side reins: Similar to draw reins, side reins are a training tool used when doing groundwork. These reins encourage the horse to flex and move in a frame.
  • Long lines: Long lines, which come in a variety of different lengths, are used for lunging. Long lines can be either clipped onto a cavesson ring, looped through the bit and over the horse's head, or used with a surcingle for lunging. 
  • Lunging surcingles: A lunging surcingle looks and fits like a girth, but it includes rings that allow you to attach long lines or side reins for training exercises.

When Would Riders Use These Aids?

Depending on the fitness level of your horse and what you are trying to teach them, some tools work better than others. For example, a green horse just starting out would most likely benefit more from a chambon than draw reins.

Just like with natural aids, riders should always start with the mildest option and use the least amount of pressure. It's important to keep in mind that none of these tools — even crops and whips — are designed for punishment. They are simply to back up the rider's natural aids and condition the horse to better respond to them. 

Find Top-Quality Training Aids at Horse Tack Co. 

Horse Tack Company stocks a large selection of horse training aids and horse riding equipment. We carry quality draw reins, rein aids, long lines, lunging surcingles and more to help you train your horses. You'll also find a variety of training aid accessories ranging from whip popper replacements to whip clips for boots.

You know you will always find great equestrian training equipment at Horse Tack Co. 

Order Your Training Aids Today 

At Horse Tack Co., we carry thousands of pieces of English and western tack and training aids. Browse our extensive collection of training aids designed to get your horse in shape or ready for the show ring.

When you order from our site, you can expect fast processing, quality products and flat-rate shipping on all orders over $75. If you have any questions about any of the training aids we offer, be sure to contact us for assistance or give our team of experts a call at 866-624-8225.         

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